EFE 2024 Showcase on 4-7 Mar 2024

The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), in collaboration with the Malaysian Wood Moulding and Joinery Council (MWMJC), the Malaysian Furniture Council (MFC), and the Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers (MIID), proudly announces the graduation showcase of the TIMB3R Design Incubator Programme (DIP) 3.0 at the Malaysia Export Furniture Exhibition (EFE) 2024. This pivotal event, marking the culmination of the latest TIMB3R DIP cycle, will take place from 4th to 7th March at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Hall 6, Booth No #6-B01.

In this EFE showcase, “Innovation Meets Sustainability: TIMB3R DIP 3.0,” presents the full series of the 3.0 creations, highlighting the programme’s commitment to sustainability and innovative design. By incorporating eco-friendly practices and materials, such as the use of Rubio Monocoat in all designs, TIMB3R DIP underscores the importance of environmentally conscious manufacturing in the global furniture industry.

A Global B2B Platform for Malaysian Innovation

EFE 2024 serves as a premier B2B furniture exhibition, offering an exceptional platform for the TIMB3R DIP 3.0 graduates to present their creations to an international audience. The exhibition aims to attract interest from global buyers, showcasing Malaysia’s innovative designs and sustainable manufacturing practices. This exposure is anticipated to open up new market opportunities and foster business relationships, encouraging the inclusion of TIMB3R DIP’s unique creations in international purchase lists for the coming year.

Collaboration with The One Academy

One of the distinctive features of “Innovation Meets Sustainability: TIMB3R DIP 3.0” is its collaboration with one of Malaysia’s top institutions of art and design, The One Academy (TOA). While TOA does not participate in the initial design process, their involvement in styling the finished products brings an added layer of creativity and innovation. This partnership underscores TIMB3R DIP’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of designers and seamlessly blending aesthetics with sustainability.

Open Call for TIMB3R DIP 4.0 Participants

In conjunction with this graduation showcase, MTC is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the TIMB3R Design Incubator Programme 4.0. We invite passionate designers and manufacturers who are keen to embark on a journey of innovation, sustainability, and global market expansion to join us. TIMB3R DIP 4.0 promises to build on the successes of its predecessors, offering participants an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the evolving landscape of Malaysia’s timber and furniture industry.

Puan Noraihan Abdul Rahman, Chief Operations Officer of MTC, expressed her enthusiasm for the programme’s progress and future prospects, stating, “The TIMB3R DIP has continuously proven to be a catalyst for change and innovation within our industry. As we showcase our 3.0 series to the world and open doors for the next cohort, we remain dedicated to fostering talent and elevating Malaysian design on the global stage.”

The TIMB3R DIP initiative is a testament to the collaborative spirit of Malaysia’s timber and furniture industry, dedicated to enhancing global competitiveness through creativity, sustainability, and innovation.